ALBANY – Elvis might have left the building for good 25 years ago this week, but the “King” is helping two Albany police officers convey a message of traffic safety to teens throughout the state.
Elvis impersonator Lt. Bill Palmini of the Albany Police Department and his guitar-playing colleague, Sgt. Art Clemons, have traveled throughout California as the band Elvis & the Lawmen, using the late rock-n-roller's songs to promote driving safety to teens.
The band's new CD is called “One Way Ride,”and features 14 Elvis hits picked to convey a traffic safety message.
The recording also includes the national anthem – which is also an Elvis impersonation.
The band, which is a project funded by a grant of the California Office of Traffic Safety, has performed at more than 500 school assemblies.